By Christopher Moore
Manhattan occasions bestselling writer Christopher Moore channels William Shakespeare and Edgar Allan Poe within the Serpent of Venice, a satiric Venetian gothic that brings again the Pocket of puppy Snogging, the eponymous hero of idiot, together with his sidekick, Drool, and puppy monkey, Jeff.
Venice, decades in the past. 3 well-liked Venetians look ahead to their so much loathsome and foul dinner visitor, the erstwhile envoy of england and France, and widower of the murdered Queen Cordelia: the rascal idiot Pocket.
This trio of crafty plotters - the service provider, Antonio; the senator, Montressor Brabantio; and the naval officer, Iago - have lured Pocket to a depressing dungeon, promising a night of spirits and debauchery with an extraordinary Amontillado sherry and Brabantio's attractive daughter, Portia.
But their invitation is, after all, bogus. The wine is drugged. the lady isn't even within the urban limits. wanting to rid themselves as soon as and for all the guy who has always foiled their grand quest for strength and wealth, they've got lured him to his demise. (How can one of these small guy, be this sort of large obstacle?). yet this idiot is not any idiot . . . and he's acquired various tips (and hand gestures) up his sleeve.